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Federal lawsuit filed in Las Vegas death of unarmed Black man.

Las Vegas Sun
July 15, 2021

The actions and inactions of Metro Police officers during a morning traffic stop almost two years ago killed an unarmed Black man, according to Benjamin Crump, a prominent civil rights attorney representing the man’s family in a federal wrongful death lawsuit filed Wednesday.

Their actions included stopping Byron Lee Williams, who was pedaling a bike without safety lights, chasing him after he ran from them and pinning him to the ground when he’d given up, Crump said Thursday morning. Officers also mocked Williams while he was in handcuffs.

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